For the second week in a row, we’ve crowned a Texan as the ISBL Asshat of the Week.
This time it’s Chris Mapp, a GOP candidate from Texas running for the United States Senate. And Mapp seems to fit right into that Same Old GOP, the Party of Racist, Anti-Gay, Anti-Women, God Created America, asshats that we’ve come to know and loathe.
How so, you say? Glad you asked.
Chris Mapp has come forward to say said that ranchers in border states, though he’s probably really only thinking about Texas, should be allowed to shoot “wetbacks” if they’re caught on their land.
Yes. Wetbacks. And as if that wasn’t bad enough, when called on his ignorance at the use of that word, Mapp defended himself by saying that using the term “wetback” to describe undocumented immigrants is as “normal as breathing air in South Texas.”
Racist air, I’m guessing.
Now, maybe a lot of folks in South Texas do use that word commonly, but does that make it right? Of course not; when you know better, you do better, but Chris Mapp doesn’t seem to know any better. That word is as much a slur as n***er and f***ot and for anyone, much less someone who wants to represent his state in the US Senate to use it, and then toss aside the criticism, is the height of asshattery. There is nothing quite like a GOP candidate advocating murder to clearly show that, as much as they say it, they haven’t changed, and probably never will change.
And, if we want to take his argument further, how does one identify a “wetback”? And if you accidentally shot someone who happened to look like one, but wasn’t, would that be okay, too? Or, do we ask Texas ranchers to ask to see the papers of anyone on their land who looks like a “wetback” and if papers aren’t presented do they simply fire at will?
To add fuel to the fire of Chris Mapp’s indoctrination into the ISBL Asshat of the Week family, we can also share with you all that he has called President Obama a “socialist son of a bitch." Of course, that just shows that Chris Mapp has no idea what a socialist really is, but, hey, the GOP does that all of the time. Chris Mapp's comments, on undocumented immigrants and the President just further show how far out of touch the GOP truly is, and how far they would have to travel, how far they’d have to progress, just to be a smidge less hateful and bigoted and intolerant.
And just plain stupid.
Chris Mapp. The ISBL Asshat of the Week.